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Wisconsin, Minnesota to Fight Invasive Species Along River

Decontamination units in Minnesota and Wisconsin will launch a multiday effort to stop numerous invasive species that threaten a river separating the two states. Inspectors will staff six decontamination boats on the St. Croix River July 14 and July 15 to search for and get rid of invasive species including zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil, curly […]

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State of New York Report Shows Mixed Bag

Environmental conditions in New York have improved in some respects, but work needs to continue to thwart future problems.  The state Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a report showing that bald eagles have set a new record in forming breeding pairs. Two other agencies, however, warned about potential problems on the horizon for the […]

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Glacier Lifts Motor-Boat Ban for Inholders

Glacier National Park has allowed some inholders to use motorized boats on Lake McDonald, park spokeswoman Lauren Alley confirmed Friday. The craft have been inspected for aquatic invasive species and were quarantined for 30 days, Alley said. Glacier banned motorized watercraft earlier this year after non-native invasive mussels were found east of the divide in […]

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Invasive species in two B.C. lakes lead to fishing closures

Two lakes in British Columbia have been closed to sport fishing after the introduction of invasive species that the province says could be difficult to remove. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations says Fussee Lake and New Lake, both in the east Kootenay region, will not be stocked with trout until the […]

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Goltens, Optimarin and Royal Netherlands Navy complete the World’s first installation of a USCG BWT

The Royal Netherlands Navy has achieved the distinction of becoming the world’s first Navy to install a USCG approved ballast water treatment (BWT) system, fitting two Optimarin units on-board the Landing Platform Docking vessel Zr.Ms. Johan de Witt. Global engineering specialist Goltens Green Technologies completed the installation at the Navy Yard in Den Helder last […]

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Study finds Lake Ontario challenged by invasives, harmful algae blooms

American and Canadian researchers said Lake Ontario’s ecosystem is in fair condition, but raised concerns about invasive species and algal blooms across the Great Lakes. “Despite the significant slowdown in recent introductions, the impacts of established invaders persist and their ranges within the lakes are expanding,” researchers said. “It is believed at least 30 percent […]

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Be aware—invasive species are everywhere

Starlings have been in America since 1890, so long that we don’t realize they are an invasive species. The stories arrive from the East Coast or the West, from the Great Lakes states, or the arid lands of the Southwest and the humid areas in the South.  And what these stories have in common is […]

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Malta’s rapidly changing marine, terrestrial, freshwater biodiversity – thanks to Invasive Species

Through globalisation, the increasing introduction of alien species is fast becoming one of the major pressures on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, with consequences on the goods and services that native species uniquely provide in different parts of the world. For this reason, alien species are frequently being investigated as well during ongoing local conservation research. […]

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